• Book,  Singapore

    Interesting Library in My Dream

    Last night I had a dream about National Library of Singapore, one of my favorite places in Singapore (nerd!). I had posted about it here 5 years ago, on how I started to join membership in the central library. How was it going then? Well, turns out I used the membership quite often for the whole year. I might not visit the central library anymore (that was the only one time I went there) because it’s quite far from my apartment, but I often went to 2 library branches near my apartment. The first library branch I often visited was Bukit Batok Public Library. The place was not big but…

  • Singapore

    Uniquely Singapore

    Recently I have been involved in Toastmaster. It is an international organization that helps us improve our English, public speaking, communication and leadership skills. There are about 13.000 clubs in the world, including 33 clubs in Korea. If you want to join and to know more about Sinchon Toastmaster Club, you can contact me. OK, that’s not the point of my posting now (but yeah, you can contact me!). Last week in Toastmaster meeting, I did my second speech project about how to Organize Your Speech. I wanted to present something I know and experience very well. I gave a speech about 3 unique things of Singapore. FINES As you…

  • Singapore

    Golden Mile – Thaitown in Singapore

    Golden Mile Complex is one of the places where Thai immigrants in Singapore gather and look for Thai products. Yesterday I went there for the first time, with my Thai friend. Usually when we met up, I brought her to my favorite Indonesian eateries. Now it’s time for her to bring me to try authentic Thai foods. We stopped by Lavender MRT, because the complex was located within 10 minutes walking distance. It is full of Thai shops, restaurants, bars, salons and supermarkets. The environment is totally different, you will feel as you are not in Singapore. All signs are in Thai, everybody spoke Thai. In front of the building, I…

  • Festival,  Korea,  Singapore

    Wah! Korea Party

    As I wrote in this post, I was coming to Wah! Korea Party, and it was yesterday! The schedule was 2-11 PM, but me and my friends arrived there at 4 PM and finished at 10 PM. The party was located in warehouse hall at Scape, near Cineleisure Orchard. That was the first time I went inside Scape, a shopping mall that newly opened last year as part of youth park where young people gather and hang out. Flea market is held there very often. I did feel young again being around that area. Inside the hall, there were few stalls inside the hall: Traditional Games where we could try…

  • Festival,  Singapore

    Audi Fashion Festival 2011: Francis Cheong Couture

    Last week, 13-19 May, there was a big Fashion Festival here in Singapore, presenting international and Asian top designers, like Missoni and Antonio Berardi. This annual event actually has been held three times, sponsored by Audi which this year has the theme “Driving Imagination”. Some shows are opened to public and we could buy the tickets via Sistic. Luckily, together with some other bloggers, I was invited by omy to attend one of the shows: Francis Cheong Couture featuring Christy Chung (thanks, omy!). It was held on last Tuesday 9PM in Tent @ Orchard, in front of Ngee Ann City. Around 9PM, we entered the bar to mingle and socialize with others…

  • Korea,  Singapore

    Join Korea Club in Singapore

    Last week my friend who’s obsessed with Korea (after watching some KDrama) like me, found ads about this upcoming Korea party and asked me to come together. What is it?I also don’t know haha everything about Korea just makes me excited. Well, actually you can see the list of activities on the above link. How much is it?Ticket price is $30 for public, $25 for Wah! Korea Club member, $20 for member who buys in early bird period until May 16th. How to be a member?We can fill up the application form via online, or directly visit Korea Tourism Organization office in Singapore. The card will be printed immediately on…

  • Festival,  Singapore

    Visiting Biennale 2011

    As I don’t understand and not interested too much in art, I rarely visit an art exhibition. But this Biennale 2011 is held in a unique venue that I haven’t been before: Old Kallang Airport. It is the first civil airport of Singapore. I would never visit this abandoned building if not for this exhibition. And it is free admission. This event has been held three times so far, but for me it is the first time. Exhibition in Old Kallang Airport About 1.5 hours later, we took free shuttle bus at 12.15 PM to another free venue of Biennale 2011: Merlion Park. Two weeks ago I also came to…

  • Music,  Singapore

    Smash by Martin Solveig

    Martin Solveig is a DJ who, despite his weak tennis level and early Woody Allen style, is irresistibly ascending the contemporary music chart, knowing however that he will never become the Mick Jagger of the DJ world, but more a sort of hairless King Kong who wants to feel free to buy a baguette in a boulangerie, driven by his naive quest of the one true love that would bring him out of his shell, instead of simply enjoying the multiple sexual opportunities of a successful show business career. You have to watch these great videos, especially the second one which shows Marina Bay Sands, Mambo Jambo and the night view…

  • Singapore

    Weekend Tour Guide

    During last weekend, a friend of mine who’s never been to Singapore before, was staying at my place. I accompanied her walking around this tiny country to the standard tourist places. usually visitors/tourists from Indonesia do not need to be guided anymore, since they must have visited Singapore at least once. Ya, Singapore for Indonesians is like Bandung for Jakartans where you can go there for only short weekend gateaways, especially do shopping. Also, there are too many Indonesians living here in Singapore. If I was not available for guiding some tourists, I am sure they have other relatives here to meet and help them. Moreover, Singapore is the safest,…

  • Music,  Singapore

    Learning Hip Hop Moves

    In a posting last year, I said that I was interested in joining regular Hip Hop dance class. Been looking for course with reasonable price, I finally joined the one in Sports & Recreation Centre near my flat (just across the street, very nice right?!). It’s $80 for 12 sessions, quite cheap compare to usual dance schools that charge around $10-$15 per session! There are about 20 people joining this term with me, from young teenagers until late 20s, which slowly disappearing one by one 😛 (tonight only 10 people coming). Classroom is very nice, better than in any dance schools I have seen. It is very big, all covered with…